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Charity Baby Afghans

Posted on March 18, 2010

Here are my two latest baby afghans that I crocheted for the NICU Baby Blanket drive. The first is a round ripple afghan that I crocheted using reclaimed yarn from a thrift store sweater. The white cotton yarn was from a thrift store yarn cone I picked up.

Blue Thrift Store SweaterBlue Reclaimed Yarn

Here is a before picture of the sweater and then a picture of one of the balls of reclaimed yarn I got from unraveling this thrift store sweater. My baby RR measures 36 inches across and I still have leftover yarn from the unraveled sweater for another project. I found reclaiming the yarn from this old cotton sweater fairly easy and very rewarding to create something new and useful.

Next is a starghan baby blanket I crocheted using some worst yarn from my stash. I had some issues with this pattern and it does not lay completely flat but still turned out okay.

Both of these blankets will be making they way to Kathryn who heads up the charity drive for the 4th Annual Baby Blanket Drive at her local hospital. It was a joy to crochet these blankets for the sweet little babies and I hope they bring comfort to the little ones and their families.

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7 Responses to “Charity Baby Afghans”

  1. Lynne
    Mar 18, 2010

    Lovely – they are so cute!
    .-= Lynne´s last blog ..a little ray of sunshine =-.


  2. Le-Chat
    Mar 19, 2010

    What a wonderful thing to use reclaimed yarn for a good cause. That’s a double good cause!
    And it’s true, you can make tons of projects with just one old sweater.
    .-= Le-Chat´s last blog ..My Rain Barrel =-.


  3. Carmen
    Mar 19, 2010

    Wow, I am impressed! Now I have questions if I go looking for a sweater to unravel at my local thrift store…How do you know what yarns you can unravel? Is there a certain type of fiber: cotton, acrylic, wool, ect. that is better to look for? And where/how do you find the end to unravel from? Love to hear any tips you may have & then I may have to try this!


  4. Cindy
    Mar 19, 2010

    Carmen,
    Over at Laughing Purple Goldfish she has the best tutorial for showing how to choose sweaters for unraveling and great pictures showing how to reclaim the yarn here. The pictures showing the insides seams is really important in choosing sweaters that are easier to unravel.


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  6. Morgan
    Jun 26, 2010

    Wow, I love both! Where did you get the patterns? I have my first grandson on the way and I’m a strong believer in recycling! The six pointed star is much more functional to me than the patterns available for the twelve pointed ones. Were they free patterns or can you give me the name of a book?


  7. Cindy
    Jun 26, 2010

    @Morgan:
    The blue and white one is Aggie’s 6 point RR which is available on Crochetville here Just don’t do the increase points if you want to keep it at 6 points.

    She also has a 12 point one which is a little different pattern. I’ve done both and love both of her patterns. Best wishes on the grandson. I have just one granddaughter and it’s so much fun to crochet for her.



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